Friday, July 2, 2010
Three years ago, my mother and I planted 6 raspberry bushes. Last year, barely making a full basket at any given time, I thought to myself "next year should be good".
I then proceeded in fertilizing with our alpaca compost...
I never expected this!
Yesterday we picked enough to fill 2 x 1 litre baskets!
Today I picked enough to fill this little basket, but I only used 1/2 a plant! I have another 11 baskets like this to fill , just today !!!
I can already see the next little green blossoms on their way! Supposedly I should be expecting a second flourishing season in the fall !!!
I love raspberries! They are my favorite fruit, now I've got to get to work, and transform this into yummy treats!
And I thought I could take it easy today ! Ha!
Raspberry jam, raspberry soft candy, and of course frozen berries for winter months... Here I come!
Then of course there are the amazing properties of raspberry leaves...
Raspberry Leaf Tea can be made by the infusion of 1 ounce of the dried leaves in a pint of boiling water. Often taken cold, the tea can give immediate relief to mouth and stomach problems.
Also an astringent and very rich in VitaminC.